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Harriet Keith Fobes

Featuring her October 1895 article


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by Harriet Keith Fobes

Adapted from THE DELINEATOR Magazine, October 1895 issue, pp. 477–479.
Butterick Publishing Co., London & New York.

This is the eighth in a series of eleven monthly articles on burnt work by American artist Harriet Keith Fobes for The Delineator magazine.

In this eighth article, Fobes dedicates three pages to figure and portrait work, and describes in thoughtful detail ways in which to use portraits, how to copy, transfer and transpose designs in preparation for a burnt work portrait, drawing from life, light sources, and backgrounds of all types. She also discusses portraiture as decorative art. As usual, her emphasis is generally on burnt work in leather with more limited discussion of wood.

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the Harriet Keith Fobes Salon
of her October 1895 article in The Delineator Magazine

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Antique Hall,
the Harriet Keith Fobes Salon,
or continue reading previous or subsequent articles in her Delineator series:

the March 1895 article,
the April 1895 article,
the May 1895 article,
the June 1895 article,
the July 1895 article,
the August 1895 article,
the September 1895 article,
the November 1895 article,
the December 1895 article,
and the January 1896 article,

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Pyrographic Art Exhibit Halls:

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Decorative and Applied Art


Traditional and Folk Art

Children's Pyrographic Art

Special Pyrographic Art

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25 May 2010.